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Badger culling: The farmers and the fury

26 September 2012 Last updated at 15:44 BST

As the first pilot for a badger cull received its licence, 100,000 people petitioned to stop the killing.

BBC Newsnight learned of intimidation by animal rights protesters towards farmers supporting the cull.

Campaigners say the cull - intended to reduce TB in cattle - will have no significant effect. But the government says it has got to be tried.

Liz MacKean reports.